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Feb 14 Fri. 2014

Since 2005

Love, Peace, Trust and Justice

Health

The Story of Jim Mann- Alzheimer’s disease It’s better to get an early diagnosis than risk wandering around In 2007, Jim Mann, a former airline employee who had traveled the world, froze in the middle of a small regional airport in the United States. He had no idea where he was, or what to do next. After a few tests, Jim’s doctor told him he had dementia. After more rigorous testing, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. He was 58 years old. Jim was lucky. He had been seeing the same doctor for years. When he described his symptoms, the doctor knew they were unusual for Jim. When he went for more exten-

sive testing, however, one specialist questioned the diagnosis saying, “You don’t look like you have Alzheimer’s disease.” “I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to look,” says Jim. “Since then, I’ve been told I’m too young, too healthy, and too capable to have the disease. It can be a hidden illness for years, but when you have it, the impact is unquestionable.” He recommends being persistent to get the answers needed. “When you know something is wrong, it’s important to push until you are satisfied. The answer may be frightening, but it’s better to get a di-

agnosis, find out proper help is available and also have time to plan for the future with family members and caregivers corresponding to the circumstance.” Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be similar to those of other conditions such as depression, thyroid or heart disease, infections, drug interactions or alcohol abuse. Thus, is crucial that you receive proper diagnosis and treatment at the early stage. In Coquitlam, a local man named Sin-Ik Noh with Alzheimer’s disease went missing because the family was not aware of the possibility that the patient can wander around.

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1. Size of census family: 2 persons 2. Size of census family: 3 persons 3. Size of census family: 4 persons 4. Size of census family: 5 or more persons 5. Total number of census families in private house holds

Test your Psychology!

Source: Statistics Canada (2011 Census)

(Solution on the next page)

You have just completed an elephant-shaped master piece with clay for your art-class assignment. You place it on your desk to let it dry. All of a sudden, the cat, named Mimi, passed by and your art work fell to the floor, and got broken into two pieces. What will be your immediate response at the moment? 1. You right away begin to make another new piece from the start. 2. You start to think about how to attach those broken two pieces. 3. You hand in your clay piece as it is broken.

by Daniel Lee

Do you or someone you care about have problems with any of the following? Do not hesitate to contact your home doctor if you suspect these problems sound familiar. 1. Attention Being easily distracted Losing a train of thought in conversation

2. Memory Leaving the stove on, tap running or forgetting to lock the house Asking the same questions or repeating the same information over again

3. Language Substituting incorrect words Following a conversation with multiple participants

4. Vision and space Getting lost in familiar places Recognizing faces

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Ohio girl’s e-mail to teacher leads to her mother and stepfather’s arrest Canada’s largest bread company sold for $1.83 billion

5. Judgment Planning and organizing daily activities Driving, managing finances or operating appliances

6. Coordination Putting movements in sequence (e.g. making a cup of coffee) Using utensils to eat or groom yourself

7. Mood Being down most of the time Losing interest in doing things

8. Personality and Behaviour Being verbally or physically agitated or aggressive Changes in your personality Being socially inappropriate Source: Alzhemier Society of B.C.

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One Point Summary - TOP 10

Heavy snow forced the closure of some highways in B.C. Researchers discover astounding fossil site in B.C. mountain park By getting ways of giving, companies developing attention Iceland and Japan use Canada as a trans-shipment destination Law grads from Trinity Western University not receiving accreditation in Nova Scotia panel The four-time medalist from Russia withdraws after injuring his back during warm-ups Vancouver’s Goldcorp reports $1.1 billion fourth-quarter loss due to a big tax charge in Mexico

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

- William Morris


No.173 | 604 936 9933 | plusnews2005@gmail.com Community

Since 2005

Feb 14 Fri. 2014

Evergreen Line - Will it Ever be Completed?

“My bus isn’t coming. Construction’s blocking the road. Way too much traffic. I’m going to be late! “

Does all this sound familiar to you? Running late in the morning but traffic doesn’t help; the bus never comes on time. Were you freezing in the rain with no umbrella, anxiously waiting for the ride for half an hour? Unfortunately, our current skytrain system doesn’t reach the Coquitlam area - making life so much harder for us citizens. One solution to this problem may be the upcoming Evergreen Line. Many of us in the Tri-cities wait

Community Job List Traffic Assistant – Temporary Full time

Duration: May 5, 2014 – Aug 29, 2014 Hourly rate: $23.15 - $27.21 If interested, submit a cover letter and resume by Feb 21, 2014 to careers@coquitlam.ca

Community Recreation Manager – Permanent full time

Requirements: possess a university degree in Recreation Administration or related field If interested, submit a cover letter and resume by Feb 23, 2014 to careers@coquitlam.ca

Community Info

Eat Your Heart Out

torn down. Another resident remarked that it felt like a woodpecker was drilling away his house. The additional concern of the residents around construction areas is the future noise level of the skytrain activities. Translink has revealed, however, that the Evergreen Line will be finished in 2016. So let’s keep our hopes up and wish our morning rush won’t be so By Yebin Kang rushed by then.

Community Volunteers List

Community Events List 5pm: Meet & Mingle with all kick-off events guests before boarding complimentary trolley to/from all 3 restaurants. 9:30pm: Return to the Galleria with complimentary trolley for dessert and prizes. Date: Feb 17 – 23, 2014 Time: 5:00pm – 10:30pm Tickets: $75/person Location: Civic Centre Galleria, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody Box Office: Online at www.erhf.ca , or call 604.469.3128, or in person at 475 Guildford Way, Port Moody

Adopt-a-SPOT

SilverCity Coquitlam 170 Schoolhouse Street | (604) 523-2911

American Hustle (14A)

The LEGO Movie 3D (G)

Fri, Sat: 1:00pm / 4:15pm / Fri, Sat, Sun: 12:00pm 7:30pm / 10:45pm / 2:35pm / 5:10pm / Sun: 4:15pm / 7:30pm / 7:45pm / 10:20pm 10:45pm

Description: Volunteers will work provide litter / garbage clean up, removing debris from the trail and report any hazards to the program coordinator. Time Commitment: The adoption is for a minimum of six months (Letter of reference) Contact: Deanna Hall, Call 604.927.7906 or e-mail to volunteer@portcoquitlam.ca

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG) Fri, Sat, Sun: 3:00pm / 6:30pm / 10:00pm

The Sochi 2014 Winter Oympics Game Schedule (PST) Friday, Feb 14, 2014 6:00am 2:00am 9:00am

Biathlon - Women’s Individual Crosscountry - Men’s Classic Curling - Qualification (Women)

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014

9:00am 4:30am 9:30am

Ice Hockey - Group B (Men) Skeleton - Men Ski Jumping - Men’s Individual

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014

7:00am 8:15am 2:00am 7:00am 9:00am 11:00pm 6:00am

Biathlon - Mass Start (Men) Bobsleigh - Two-man Curling - Qualification (Women) Figure Skating - Ice Dance (Short) Ice Hockey - Group B (Men) Snowboard Cross - Qualification Speed Skating - Ladies’1,500m

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PoCo Community Foundation Board of Directors Wilson Centre Healthy Living Fair Description: A working Board position tasked This event highlights healthy, active living and features a number with the continued development of the new of resources for the whole family. port Coquitlam community foundation. Date: Feb 15, 2014 Time Commitment: 1 to 3 years (Letter of Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm reference) Location: Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam Contact: Deanna Hall, Call 604.927.7906 or Contact: Visit Wilson Centre or call 604.927.7970 e-mail to volunteer@portcoquitlam.ca

Recommended Movies for the Weekend

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for the aforementioned Line-the skytrain has no traffic, no delays, and frequent rides. After its announcement in 2008, however, we still wait for its completion. Aside from having to take multiple modes of transit for one trip, other complaints have been arising towards the everslow production. One resident around the Burquitlam area often said that the neighbourhood construction noises sounded like her front lawn was being

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